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Productivity is the buzzword of our age. Get more things done during a day! Also, productivity is to get things done quicker, in order to have more time to yourself.

Cover of Daniel Coyle's book "The Culure Code"


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Book Review Personal Productivity

Book Review: The Culture Code by D. Coyle

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2021-10-29

In my quest to find good productivity books, I came across The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. The author describes some of the most successful organisations and how these cultivate productive skills: Pixar, sport teams and even the Navy’s SEAL team being under investigation. Coyle identified three key skills…

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Tray System: Now, Later, Doesn’t matter and Done

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2021-10-15

So how do you organise your inbox? Where do you put things you need to do? For a long time, I just put everything on my table. After that, I organised everything in piles and at some point, I bought myself a tray organiser. Hot stuff right? Nevertheless, after…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity III

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2021-08-20
Academic productivity is many things, but to be productive you also need to be relaxed. Even if all the circumstances are right and you know how to ask the right questions, you still need the energy to be productive. The problem is, you can’t keep up with the energy, if you work 8 or more hours a day straight. To be productive, especially in academia, you need to know when and how to take breaks.
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How asking the right questions already can give the answer

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2021-08-06

I already wrote about how discussing is better than asking questions, because you get a long-term benefit instead of a short-term solution. Nevertheless, sometimes asking questions is the only thing to do and sometimes it is also the right thing to do. Not to get help by somebody else,…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity II

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2021-07-23

This is a multipart article about academic productivity. The first one was concerned with the workspace. This is the second article.

When talking about academic productivity, we have to talk about many different things. While the workspace as part of a well-defined environment is one of them, colleagues and collaborations…

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Personal Productivity

The value of coffee for learning

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2021-07-09

Who wants to drink a coffee? I would argue, nearly everyone. Coffee has been part of my life since I was going to school and that is a long time ago. If you meet new colleagues, a coffee is the perfect way to start a conversation. Also, when going…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity I

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2021-06-25
For a long time now, I have wondered what it actually means to be productive as an academic. I know my fair share about productivity in the world of freelance and I know my fair share of the work ethics in the academic world. They work quiet differently and I think, that we can't apply freelance or corporate productivity to university-level work.
Cover of Mark Mansons book "The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck"


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Book Review: The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by M. Manson

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2021-06-18

I consider myself as someone, that is pretty stoic. I rarely get upset by things and “keep my cool” most of the time. To outsiders, who don’t know me well, this most often seems as if I would not care. But these are two different things: accepting things as…

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Academia Productivity Technology

Organise your classes with Notion!

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2021-06-04

So last time we started to organise our students with Notion in a very simple, but effective way. Today we want to go one step further and create a publicly available class website. In other words: We want to organise our classes with Notion. On it, you can put…

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Academia Productivity

Reverse Outlining

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2021-05-21

Writing papers, presentations or books is part of academic work. But usually this is not taught to us, we kind of learn by doing. Some are talents and some are not. I definitely needed a lot of time to wrap by head around writing and I still do, learning…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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